Used Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (1994 - 2000) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 05 Sep 2014
3
The mid-90's third generation Polo offers superb quality at fairly steep prices - but demand means Polo loses value slowly, too. Practical, fashionable and nice to drive, and at its best with power steering.
Volkswagen Polo Hatchback (94-00)
Solidly built; desirable image; slow depreciation
Expensive compared with the opposition

New price range:

£7,699 - £13,085

Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The mid-90's third generation Polo offers superb quality at fairly steep prices - but demand means Polo loses value slowly, too. Practical, fashionable and nice to drive, and at its best with power steering. Beautifully built and very safe, although the heavy body means that performance of the smaller engined models is plodding. Saloon models have a huge boot but have never really caught on.

There are rare estate versions, too.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3 out of 5

Equipment

2 out of 5

What owners say...

 The size is great for a first car, decent sized boot for a small hatch too. Split rear seats were handy for camping trips.  

5 out of 5

Mhairi Reynolds ,   04 Mar 2014    ... read more

 5 doors, auto, central locking, nippy 1.6 although 75 horses works great round town and on the Mway.  

3 out of 5

Tomi V ,   17 May 2009    ... read more

 Practical for single person in every way but not for family.  

5 out of 5

dainis buligs ,   18 Apr 2009    ... read more

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